If Triple M's favorite rock and roll farmer plays his new CD for the cows out in the barn in New Glarus, they're chewin' their cud a bit faster..and dancing in their stalls.
If you're a follower of local music, you've probably heard that Jimmy Voegeli brought in some heavy hitters to help out on "Gimme the Jimmys." Yeah, he's got Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick on one track, and Dan Baird of the Georgia Satellites playing the guitar solos on several songs, but while that looks great on press releases, the proof is in the listening.
So often a local band will sound great live, but when they try to make a record of original material it leaves you asking "Why did I buy this?"
Luckily, that's not the case with Gimme the Jimmys. It starts off really strong with " HaDaYa"..a great jumping boogie woogie number that you just want to turn up loud. And even though all the songs aren't traditional blues..they all fit and have a great flow.Â A couple of my favorites: "Hell or Heaven," and "JiMo Boogie," with the liner notes listing the musicians as Jimmy plus drummer Mauro Magellan, and a bottle of Jack. Gotta give credit where credit is due. I also can't get enough of Dan Baird's slide guitar on "She Don't Love Me."
Jimmy's a great keyboard player, fine tuning his chops as a member of the Westside Andy Mel Ford Band over the years. But he's not a show-off on this record..it's got great guitar solos..and the horn section (The Amateur Horn All Stars) is fantastic.
If you missed their Madison CD release party at the Harmony Bar, you still have a few chances to see the Jimmys live this month and pick up a copy of the CD. They've also got upcoming gigs at the Club Tavern, Knuckledown Saloon and the Brink Lounge
You can check out the Jimmys schedule and sample and buy their CD here. Reviewed by Kitty Dunn
Ride the Drive will take place this Sunday, September 25.
Ride the Drive is FREE, open to the public, family-friendly, and a whole new way to experience our great city.Â For this event, particular streets are closed to cars and open to bikers, walkers, roller-bladers and those out to share in the experience & fun atmosphere.
Along the route there will be activities, information booths, food vendors, and plenty of other ways to enjoy the city...including music stages!Â The stage is going to be switched around a bit this time to reduce rider congestion up on the square.Â It will be facing the capitol a little ways down MLKÂ Jr. Blvd. And here's the lineup:
*10-10:45am: Joe Bainbridge
*11-11:45am: Corey Hart
*12-12:45pm: Anna Wang &Â The Oh Boys
*1-1:45pm: Keefe Klug &Â The Surgical Precision
In order to support Ride the Drive, these artists have been kind enough to offer a free download! Right click on the song names below and save the file to download!
-Joe Bainbridge: Â "Searching for Satillites"
-Corey Hart: Â "Extinguish"
-Anna Wang & The Oh Boys: Â "Fickle Heart"
-Keefe Klug & The Surgical Precision: Â "The One"
Project M winner Frank Busch and his band got inspired on the first day of summer, and came up with a new song he says is about "summer time beer tents and such!" Great subject matter, we think. Check it out!
You know, Frank also wrote a summer song to complete one of the Project M challenges. You can listen to that song here.Go see Mighty Short Bus at Summerfest Thursday, June 30th at noon on the Briggs and Stratton Stage! Woo hoo!
The Madison band Bascom Hill has just returned from spending a LONG time on the road.
You always hear about how rough life on the road can be, but it seems like these guys were having a lot of fun..if the video they created was any indication.
Watch this video to get a feel for the experience..and to look for the brief cameo by a Triple M staff member.
If you like what you hear on the video, go check out their website to check out their self-titled album. You can even get a free download.
Keefe Klug and the Surgical PrecisionCD Release Party: The Annex, Nov. 5th, 10PM, $7 advance/$10, more info here.
Debut Album: "What You Do To Me"
Musical Influences: Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Tom Petty and Sublime
Check out this local band that is a fuse of pop, funk and blues with lead singer/guitarist Keefe Klug, bassist/vocalist Thomas Johannsen and drummer Sam Legg.
Here is a free download of their song "Two Wrongs."
Keefe Klug started performing at open mics in Iowa City, IA and has been traveling around the country since.Â Klug was a part of the rock band Dyne in Nashville, TN. but is now playing with his new group Keefe Klug and the Surgical Precision.Â Keefe Klug was also a contestant on Triple M's "Project M" and made it to the final 3.Â You can look at his Triple M page here or check him out on MySpace.
Here's a video of him performing the song "Beautiful You" at Triple M:
Keefe Klug has a high energy sound and will definitely be someone to watch out for.
If you get a chance, you should head over to The Annex on November 5th to check out the release party with opener J.T. Roach. Â Â It will be a fun show.
You can buy tickets for the show here for $7.
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